“As dramatic life choices go, Day Wave (AKA Jackson Phillips) has made some big ones; he swerved New York and LA to move to his “mellow” hometown of Oakland, CA, and canned his fast-rising synth-pop duo Carousel to buy a telecaster and start a surf rock and shoegaze indebted project. “The music that I love is guitar driven,” he explains, “and I felt all these bands trying to rehash synthpop were getting a little stale. I wanted to make more guitar led music and that was the idea for Day Wave. So I just was like ‘fuck it, I could figure out guitar, it can’t be that hard.’” – NME
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